09-07-2014 09:58 AM | India

Indian dairy sector set for overhaul

India has the maximum number of cows and buffalos in dairy production: about 300 million. It is also the global leader in milk production: about 135 million tonnes a year. Neither figure impresses Trevor Tomkins of the US-based Venture Dairy, an early-stage impact investing firm focused on dairying in developing countries.

"India produces that quantity of milk from far too many cows," he says. The efficiency of the Indian dairying sector is abysmally low. The best- run farms in the world produce 1.6 kg of milk for every kg of feed, explains Tomkins; in India it's less than a kg.
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